One evening, aided and inspired by a bender at the Riverside Inn, I decided to discover the beginning of time as I know it. Time as I now know it is measured in the era AF, or Anno Facebook. The term Anno Facebook is Medieval Latin, roughly translated to In the year of Our Facebook.
My cousin Kent heard of this newfangled thing called facebook back in 2005. A friend of his attended Harvard and told him about this website that let college students (or students with college e-mail accounts) post information about themselves and share it with other people. Intrigued enough by the prospect, I signed up for facebook.
As facebook continues to grow, I’ve witnessed the relationships it has spawned, documented, and ruined. I’ve seen what people have been thinking literally moments after a divorce and conversely right after a marriage. I’ve witnessed some of the most hilarious, disgusting, and disappointing things I have ever seen written that have made me utterly lose faith in humanity. But then ‘Mafia Wars’ came out and made it all better.
It really was an interesting trip that night (and definitely well-buzzed), chronicling my life over the last four or so years. People came into my life, as evidenced by facebook. I’ve lost touch with some, kept in touch with others. It really keeps track of the ebb and flow of things in my social life.
It was a challenging journey discovering where it all began. I seriously had to click ‘previous posts’ for two hours straight to find where facebook started for me. Had I not started out this challenging quest drunk, I probably never would have been curious enough to finish it. In fact, by the time it was over, I was lucid enough to realize that after my internet browser crashed twice during the middle of it, I would have been better served to have sat down, read a book and learned something instead. But wow, what a trip.
So come with me on this magical journey through the highlights of my facebook tenure! I can’t promise you’ll find it interesting, but I can promise you that I did.
(Disclaimer: I would like to make one thing clear: this was an epic waste of time.)
(Edit: My wordpress account lost all of the imagines I uploaded when I changed the name and location of my blog. In the early hours of August 5, 2011, determined to yet again find what was rightfully mine, I searched the never-ending posts on facebook to rediscover what was rightfully mine: the beginning of my facebook account.)
Follow this link to learn more about my tumultuous relationship with the above young lady.
It was a fun stroll down Memory Lane. I figured that I had all of these screen shots captured, so it’d be a shame to waste them. One of these nights after a few brews and with a couple hours to waste, sit down, click away at ‘previous posts’ and discover a little bit about yourself. It’ll be well worth your while.
(Editor’s Note: There are significantly more screen shots taken of my facebook wall in this post than the first time. I figured if I was going back again, I needed to catalog way more of my facebook history.)